The provincial government under its education sector reforms is launching Tablet-in-a-School Programme for monitoring of schools in the province.
Talking to APP, a senior official of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SED) on Sunday said that the government is trying to control the wrong postings and every teacher will have to teach on his actual post for which a new monitoring system is being introduced.
He said for the enrollment of the out of school children, a double shift programme has been started. In the first phase of the programme 3,000 children have been enrolled in 120 schools while over 400 more schools have been selected for the second phase and later the number of such schools would be reached to 1000.
The present government has also introduced the School Bags Act to rid children of the burden of heavy bags. Students Facilitation Centres have also been established at all Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of the province wherein the students are provided all facilities under the roof of the same building.
He said that e-transfer policy has also been introduced to guarantee merit and transparency in transfers and postings and now all transfers and postings are being made online.
The provincial government is also introducing Smart Schools’ Education Programme in the public sector schools and for this purpose memorandums of understanding (MoUs) have been signed with Coded Minds and HOPE organizations.
As many as 3,500 schools are also operating under Girls Community Schools wherein over one lac students have been enrolled with 80 per cent girl students and 99 per cent women teachers.
Furthermore, for guaranteeing quality education in schools, the services of 3,000 school leaders will be acquired, out of which 2,500 leaders would be appointed in BPS-16 and 190 in BPS-17 respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 8th, 2021.